Common Name: Artillery Plant (Pilea, Gunpowder Plant)
Latin Name:Pilea microphylla
Family Name: Urticaceae
Fine to grow in the tortoise table or enclosure and feed in moderation, but if newly bought only offer new growth after re-potting.
The small male flowers (which are usually white, pink or green in colour) explosively discharge pollen into the air: hence the common name of Artillery Plant, and the fact that it will self-seed over a wide area.